Big 12 Rankings & Quick Takes After Week 7

Big 12 Rankings & Quick Takes After Week 7

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Big 12 Rankings & Quick Takes After Week 7


What happened in all the Week 7 Big 12 games? Where are all the teams ranked, and what’s the quick take on each game? Check out the Big 12 rankings and analysis.


Big 12 Week 7 Rankings & Quick Takes

How are the Big 12 predictions so far? SU: 35-10, ATS: 19-17

1. Oklahoma (4-2)

Final Score: Oklahoma 38, Kansas State 17
Prediction: Oklahoma 31, Kansas State 23, OU -11
Up Next: at Texas Tech

Quick Take: It’s all kicking into high gear. Kansas State really and truly has a terrific defense full of veterans, and Baker Mayfield carved it up with 346 yards and four scores – and 25 rushing yards – along with one pick, helped by another brilliant day from Dede Westbrook, who caught nine passes for 184 yards and three scores. Mayfield probably would’ve had another score, but Joe Mixon threw a touchdown pass on a trick play that set the tone – the Sooners were loose after Texas as they took control early and never let go. Mixon ran for 88 yards with Samaje Perine hurting with a slight leg injury, and the banged up defense held up well after a long early K-State drive.

2. West Virginia (5-0)

Final Score: West Virginia 48, Texas Tech 17
Prediction: West Virginia 48, Texas Tech 44, Texas Tech -1
Up Next: TCU

Quick Take: Whoa. There are statement games and moments, and there’s holding down one of the nation’s most devastating offenses and keeping it to just 17 points. West Virginia came up with a brilliant offensive game – albeit against a bad defense – with Skyler Howard outplaying Patrick Mahomes with 318 yards and a score – with 89 rushing yards and two touchdowns – while the running game balanced things out with Rushel Shell and Kennedy McCoy leading the way. But give credit to the defense – it kept this game nice and easy after the first half.

3. Baylor (6-0)

Final Score: Baylor 49, Kansas 7
Prediction: Baylor 41, Kansas 16, Baylor -35
Up Next: Texas (Oct. 29)

Quick Take: The offense was a mess at times – Seth Russell and Zach Smith combined to complete just 13-of-30 passes for 207 yards and two touchdowns – and the running game was stuffed way too often with Russell leading the way with 68 yards and two scores. Fortunately for the Bears, they put the game away early and finished with five takeaways to never let this get interesting. It might have been a light and breezy first half of the season, but they did what they needed to do going 6-0 with two weeks off to prepare for Texas.

4. Kansas State (3-3)

Final Score: Oklahoma 38, Kansas State 17
Prediction: Oklahoma 31, Kansas State 23, OU -11
Up Next: Texas

Quick Take: Sometimes, the Wildcats just won’t be able to keep up with the firepower – this was that game. Kansas State almost got back into the game with a long, crushing touchdown drive in the first half after getting down 14-0 early, but Oklahoma’s offense is just playing too well, and there weren’t enough answers. With Jesse Ertz coming in and out of the game with a shoulder issue, Joe Hubener filled in fine at times throwing for 157 yards and a touchdown, but he wasn’t able to run as well as Ertz did.

5. Oklahoma State (4-2)

Up Next: at Kansas

6. Texas (3-3)

Final Score: Texas 27, Iowa State 6
Prediction: Texas 44, Iowa State 30, Texas -13.5
Up Next: at Kansas State

Quick Take: Texas allowed 280 yards of total offense. It doesn’t matter that it came against Iowa State, and it doesn’t matter that it was at home – the Texas D finally had a good day. It might have been a scary first half, and the two turnovers and nine penalties were a problem, but for the moment, the team was able to calm things down with a winnable game against Kansas State up next. D’Onta Foreman once again proved he’s one of the nation’s best backs – cranking out 136 yards and a score on 30 carries – but this was Shane Buechele’s game for the offense completing 26-of-38 passes for 296 yards and two scores with a pick.

7. TCU (4-2)

Up Next: at West Virginia

8. Texas Tech (3-3)

Final Score: West Virginia 48, Texas Tech 17
Prediction: West Virginia 48, Texas Tech 44, Texas Tech -1
Up Next: Oklahoma

Quick Take: The Texas Tech offense was able to hit passes, but they just didn’t go anywhere. There were a few nice plays here and there, but Patrick Mahomes was held to just 305 yards and a touchdown with a pick, and the running game wasn’t there to pick up the slack with just 34 yards. The Red Raider D is going to be a problem all year long – giving up 650 yards to the Mountaineers – but if the O can’t hold up its end of the bargain, forget it.

9. Iowa State (1-6)

Final Score: Texas 27, Iowa State 6
Prediction: Texas 44, Iowa State 30, Texas -13.5
Up Next: Kansas State (Oct. 29)

Quick Take: The offense had to take advantage of the opportunities early on, but settled for two field goals instead of touchdowns in the first quarter. That was it for the offense that couldn’t take advantage of the 6-3 halftime lead, with the offense sputtering the rest of the way. Mike Warren ran for 60 yards on 18 carries, and Joel Lanning and Jacob Park combined for 182 yards, but the O just didn’t go anywhere after the first quarter. Texas came out with a purpose defensively, but the Cyclones helped the cause by not keeping the chains moving.

10. Kansas (1-5)

Final Score: Baylor 49, Kansas 7
Prediction: Baylor 41, Kansas 16, Baylor -35
Up Next: Oklahoma State

Quick Take: That was fun while it lasted. The Jayhawks couldn’t stop giving the ball away to ruin an otherwise decent performance by the defense. Five giveaways allowed this to be a laugher right away for a team that doesn’t have the ability to mount any sort of a comeback. Even in desperation mode, there wasn’t much from the O with Ryan Willis and Carter Stanley combining to completed just 13-of-27 passes for 134 yards and four picks – three from Willis. The running game was all but abandoned, but it didn’t matter – the Jayhawk offense got knocked out right away on drive after drive.

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